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Y’all, in the last year we have seen an ABSOLUTE EXPLOSION of plus-size brands entering the arena, butttttt we haven’t seen a super slow uptake for more plus size masculine garb. While I identify as a Hard Femme, it makes me sad to see my bbs bummed out because they can’t find clothes to express their gender.
What’s a cutie masculine presenting person to do?
Plus Size Masculine Clothing
Utilize some ~creative problem solving~, that’s what!
Below, I’ve listed clothing brands who aren’t afraid to butt heads with the gender binary. I also know some great plus-size stylists, so if you’re in need of someone to hire (to avoid sad gender feel breakdowns in front of your computer), drop me a line and I’ll connect ya!
Also – be sure to bookmark this post! I’m constantly updating this guide!
OKAY, NOW LET’S GET TO IT!
[Note: This blog post was first written in 2019, and was last updated on September 28, 2022! While I do my my best to keep my posts up-to-date, brands do like to change things up. Without warning!! So please be sure to double check or tRiPlE cHeCk all info with the respective brands before deciding to make a purchase!)
Uhhh – REal Quick – What Do We Mean by “Masculine”?
Okay SO I covered this more at length in this blog post listing other outfit ideas for plus size masculine and androgynous clothing. It’s frustrating that we have to use binary language to describe gender expression, when GENDER ISN’T BINARY.
All in all, this post was meant to be a resource for my plus size and fat identified friends, lovers and community members. I don’t think of it as a magnum opus on how we can each individually express ourselves via our gender presentation, but I do hope that you’ll find brands in this listicle roundup thingy that will help YOU in YOUR quest to write your own magnum opus.
OKAY, let’s get started!
HAUTEBUTCH is a design-driven clothing, footwear and lifestyle destination for butch women, studs, bois, & trans men that prefer menswear-inspired finishes.
- Sizing: Up to a 6X in pieces
- Button ups & Downs | Tux Shirts
- Suiting & Tailored Vests
I first learned of Kirrin Finch when my dapper friend, Rah Foard, was interviewed for their blog (post HERE). Kirrin Finch makes a variety of plus size masculine workwear options, up to a 3XL. The brand carries shorts, suits, blazers, pants and t-shirts, and is a great resource for dapper folks.
- Sizing: The brand goes up to a 54.5″ inch chest (a size 24) and 44.5 inch waist.
Real talk, I would like to see more plus size and husky humans on the website. I think the brand could really grow if they had more plus size or husky models!
Prefer a looser fit with your plus size clothing? Universal Standard has a variety of masculine or androgynous plus size options!
- Sizing: Up to a size 40
A reader wrote in about Duluth Trading Co, saying that they love the plus size flannel shirts the brand makes! There’s a variety of plus size options on the website!
- Sizing: Up to a 4X or size 30
Shop masculine clothing here!
5. ASOS Masculine of Center Fashion
Y’all, ASOS is almost the first “go-to” place I tell masculine folks to check out when they’re looking to add pieces to their wardrobe. They offer pieces all along the spectrum, and I like to order from ASOS Plus Size Mens sometimes! ASOS currently has some mens cut floral suits that I am DYING OVERRRRR (whatever your gender, you’ll look scrumptious in one!), as well as great work wear and athleisure options.
- Sizing: Up to a US 24 – check sizing on each piece!
Looking over at ASOS Curve, I recommend looking at pieces, and mentally placing your head on the model’s frame. That’s sounds macabre, but doing so will allow you to look at pieces and imagine them on your body, verses a hyper feminized form.
6. Madewell – Plus Size Clothing for Masculine & Butch Folks
Okay, so the first time I wrote this roundup, I didn’t include Madewell. Which is such a shame, because this plus size brand has a variety of plus size clothing that I think masculine of center // butch // etc folks would appreciate!
- Sizing: Up to a US 28 or 4X
For specific outfit ideas, check out this post!
I first found out about Sharpe Suiting at the DapperQ fashion show in Brooklyn. This brand is, well, SHARP.
From the brand: “Since 2013, Sharpe Suiting has been helping brave individuals showcase exactly who they are. we know being yourself isn’t easy, so we’ve streamlined a process to help you feel like you.”
8. Masculine of Center Button Down Shirts from Torrid
Do you like button down shirts, but HATE when the buttons gape? Check out these button down shirts from Torrid! I feel like this is the cut a lot of masculine of center folks gravitate towards, but no big deal if it’s not your jam!
[Note: In the winter months, these short sleeve button down shirts aren’t listed. They usually pop up around May!]
- Sizing: Up to a 6X
9. Boohoo Men’s – Masculine of Center Folks
Another great store to check out is Boohoo mens! This is a street style brand, perfect for when you want to look put together – but you don’t feel the need to put on a suit!
So, fun fact – DXL is one of the most popular brands for plus size men – but, as we allllll know – we can shop where we want!
DXL has just about every type of clothing on their website, and they also have stores across the USA!
Depending on your body type, you may find that their pants don’t work for you [hips are a whole thing], and other pieces [blazers, t-shirts, etc] do. I ecourage you to test out what works for you!
- Sizing: Up to an 8X
11. ELOQUII Masculine of Center Fashion for Work
I can hear what you’re thinking – “ELOQUII? FOR REALS?”
Eloquii has great suiting options for babes with a little more curve, who don’t necessarily want to play that up. The 9–5 Blazer, in particular, keeps a pretty straight cut, while also accommodating for changes in body mass.
- Sizing: Up to a size 28
Eloquii also the iconic “Kady Fit Pant” a tapered not-quite-but-almost-skinny leg pant, great for folks who are a bit “hippier” but want a tailored look. This pant is for taller folks, so be sure to check your leg length – you may also be stuck in the petites/gnome section with me!
City Chic is a go-to for a plus size femme like me, but they also have some really great options for folks looking for tomboy or masculine clothing.
- Sizing: Up to a size 24
13. Masculine Plus Size Clothes from Wildfang
Woohoo! When I originally wrote this post years and years ago, Wildfang hadn’t made it to plus sizes – and now they have!
We love to support LGBT owned clothing brands in this house! Also real talk – if anyone at Wildfang HQ is reading this, I’d love to model for you! #ShootingMyShot!
- Sizing: Up to a 3X
Shop plus size masculine clothing at Wildfang here!
Y’all, this is a brand that CELEBRATES masculine of center//androgynous/gender bbs. Their undies and PJs (and socks!!) are super soft and comfy.
- Sizing: Up to a 4X in apparel
Now, there are other brands out there that specifically design for the LGBTQ+ community, butttttt unfortunately don’t carry plus sizes If I’ve missed a brand on this roundup that NEEDS TO BE HERE, drop me a line.
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- 14+ Masculine Plus Size Outfit Ideas
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